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Myra IV 💕 (#47941544)
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Bio Photo "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why." ~ Mark Twain


Born & raised in the Tri-State area of Ohio, WV, & PA, I began collecting famiy history in 1985. Nease, Wright, Sinclair, McGraw, Conkle, Zirkle, Allmon, Seevers, Bailey, Cheek, Higgins, & Vermillion.

I am the 4th "Myra" in my family...

Every ancestor has a story, and I'm compelled to tell it.

*You are welcome to use any picture that I have contributed for genealogical purposes.

Should I no longer be able to maintain my memorials, my assigned steward is my sister, Carrie, contributor # 48016159.

Prayer for Genealogists

Lord, help me dig into the past
And sift the sands of time
That I might find the roots that made
This family tree of mine.
Lord, help me trace the ancient road
On which my fathers trod
And led them through so many lands
To find our present sod.
Lord, help me find an ancient book
Or dusty manuscript
That's safely hidden now away
In some forgotten crypt.
Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
My soul when I can't find
The missing link between some name
That ends the same as mine.

~by Curtis Woods



​The Dash

​I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke of the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own,
the cars…the house…the cash
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard.
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what's true and real
and always try to understand
​the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile,
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.

​So, when your eulogy is being read,
with your life's actions to rehash…
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent YOUR dash?

​~by Linda Ellis


Your tombstone stands among the rest;
neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
it is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.


Life is just a stopping place, a pause in what's to be
A resting place along the road to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys, different paths along the way
We all were meant to learn some things, but we were never meant to stay.
Our destination is a place far greater than we know.
For some the journey's quicker, for some the journey's slow. And when the journey finally ends, we'll claim a great reward And find an everlasting peace together with the Lord.
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Donna Haddon
RE: Margaret A. Shriver-Potter
Myra,
Thank you for replying to my message, and to answer your question...Yes, I would love to compare notes. My grandfather Clarence is the son of John William & Pearl Virginia (Shade)Shriver who's father was Daniel & Priscilla (Tyson)Shriver. I have letters from my grandfather telling a story that he was told as a child pertaining to his grandparents, along with a letter from a cousin Tom Shriver of PA. Are you related in some way to Thomas Michael Shriver? Please let me know how you would like to compare notes. I can give you my private email address.
Donna
Added by Donna Haddon on Jun 03, 2017 1:56 PM
Donna Haddon
Margaret A. Shriver-Potter
Hi,
My name is Donna Haddon, I am the Great-Great Granddaughter of John & Pearl (Shade) Shriver of Berkeley Springs, WVa. I have been doing extensive research into my family genealogy for years now. I know for a fact that Margaret and John were brother and sister. My question is their parents; in my search I found that Daniel & Priscilla Shriver are the parents, how did you come across Lewis Daniel Shriver, Jr., as the father? I am stumped, as I can find nothing on this name. I know that Daniel & Priscilla had a son named Lewis Daniel who died in 1909. Perhaps you can shed some light on this question. With my research, Daniel was the son of Solomon Shriver (Schriever). I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you, Donna Haddon
p.s. I enjoyed looking at all the pictures and information you have shared.
Added by Donna Haddon on May 25, 2017 12:52 PM
Donna Haddon
Margaret A. Shriver-Potter
Hi,
My name is Donna Haddon, I am the Great-Great Granddaughter of John & Pearl (Shade) Shriver of Berkeley Springs, WVa. I have been doing extensive research into my family genealogy for years now. I know for a fact that Margaret and John were brother and sister. My question is their parents; in my search I found that Daniel & Priscilla Shriver are the parents, how did you come across Lewis Daniel Shriver, Jr., as the father? I am stumped, as I can find nothing on this name. I know that Daniel & Priscilla had a son named Lewis Daniel who died in 1909. Perhaps you can shed some light on this question. With my research, Daniel was the son of Solomon Shriver (Schriever). I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you, Donna Haddon
p.s. I enjoyed looking at all the pictures and information you have shared.
Added by Donna Haddon on May 25, 2017 12:52 PM
Keith Howe
RE: Civil War Veteran Benjamin S Conkle
I'm a member of a SUVCW Camp and also a member of the 28th Pennsylvania Historical Association. I am not related to this brave man and truthfully do not know of any relatives of his. I have been doing research trying to find all the men who were with the 28th PA burial sites, so we can always remember where they are and to show that they are never forgotten. If you have any questions about the 28th Pa or the 147th PA I can answer those for ya.
Added by Keith Howe on May 06, 2017 8:15 PM
Tina Brantley
Flowers for my Baby.
Myra, Thanks so much for your thinking of me and my daughter Elise. Thanks for the Flowers for her.
Added by Tina Brantley on May 04, 2017 6:02 PM
Louis Doutt
RE: John Wright & Elizabeth Neely child?
Well now, that is an interesting theory, however I personally have not done that person's tree, but another person who is a direct descendant of the Elizabeth Neely's father by his son John B Neely and who is my 5th cousin and also my fiancee' happens to concur with your conclusion. We have been doing the Neely tree together for the past several years after having met through Facebook.
Added by Louis Doutt on May 01, 2017 5:54 AM
LivvieLewWho
RE: Neeely-Wright
No problem. We know how to find one another now so if you have anything else you need, let me know. Again, several of my family line have tested on Ancestry. I'v LivvieLewWho on there. If you find a match to any test I administer, feel free to contact me. I think we have about 15 tests there and I admin about 7 or 8.

Best of luck to you.
Added by LivvieLewWho on Apr 30, 2017 2:39 PM
LivvieLewWho
RE: Neeely-Wright
Oh, one last thing....in 1840, Elizabeth Wright lived near a "Samuel Conkel" and I believe this may be the connection. I think they lived near and may have known the Conkel family. By 1850, Elizabeth is living in the same place but is a few doors down from George Conkle. I believe David is related to this family
Added by LivvieLewWho on Apr 30, 2017 10:25 AM
LivvieLewWho
RE: Neeely-Wright
Also, on the 1850 census, David is living with Elizabeth Neely Wright. He is listed last after her children as David, last name Conkle. Not only does his last name differ, but he is listed after her children as a non family member living in the home. They often listed this way for boarders (non immediate family). David apparently was taken in by the family and some researchers have made the mistake of connecting David to the family for lack of better evidence on his origins.
Im am well versed in the DNA. I have yet to match to any descendant of his either. I have no matches from David Conkle at all.
Added by LivvieLewWho on Apr 30, 2017 10:18 AM
LivvieLewWho
RE: Neeely-Wright
Myra, I am a descandant and I have tested on Ancestry. Are you tested there? I will try to look again but at one point, I believe I found a document indicating David Conkle was NOT a descendant of theirs but was adopted. And because he wasn't their child, I never added him to my tree as one so I never kept the document. I'll see if I can find it again. If so, I'll come back here to post for you.
Added by LivvieLewWho on Apr 30, 2017 10:13 AM
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